This week marks the 30th anniversary of the publication of the covenant of the “Islamic Resistance Movement,” better known as Hamas. The document is worth reviewing given the current conflict in Gaza and the widespread misunderstanding of the movement’s goals, and the misguided notion that Israel can reach an accommodation with the terrorist organization.
Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary continues to attract the ire of progressives.
Earlier this year, his government passed a “Stop Soros” package to blunt the influence of Soros cash, and now they are insisting that state-funded universities teach genuinely useful skills. Apparently, that does not include gender studies. From FOX News:
Hungary’s populist government is stopping universities from offering courses in gender studies, saying there is no need for graduates in the labor market and they take taxpayer money away from other programs.
The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution tacitly condemning President Donald Trump’s attacks on the press Thursday.
While the resolution did not mention President Trump by name, it affirmed that “the press is not the enemy of the people,” as the president has claimed repeatedly.
The move comes on the same day more than 300 publications across the country ran editorials criticizing the president’s rhetoric.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania bishop who’s named in a grand jury report on rampant sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy is holding a Mass of forgiveness, as the Vatican expresses “shame and sorrow” over the burgeoning scandal.
The Harrisburg Diocese says Friday’s Mass at the Cathedral Church of Saint Patrick is part of an ongoing need for repentance and healing. It will conclude with an evening Service of Repentance.
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military says that two nuclear-capable strategic bombers have flown to the easternmost Chukotka Peninsula, near Alaska, as part of an air force exercise.
The Russian Defense Ministry said that the Tu-160 bombers flew about 7,000 kilometers (4,350 Miles) from their home base near Saratov in southwestern Russia to Anadyr, on Chukotka, before returning to their home base. The ministry said the mission was the first time the bombers had flown to Chukotka, which faces Alaska across the Bering Strait.
The ministry said the air force exercise also involved the Tu-95 strategic bombers and tanker planes.
The Russian military has increased the intensity and scope of its drills amid strain in relations with the U.S. and its allies. The flight demonstrated that Russian bombers could be deployed close to the U.S.